Next to the mattress, a custom upholstered bed is key to a truly comfortable and quality bedroom. From design, to fabric, to innovative storage solutions, we work with a local Montréal manufacturer, as well as Van Gogh Designs, in order to source the best product to meet both your time and budget requirements.
An upholstered headboard, or bed, is a great way to infuse your client's personality into the room. Your bedding selection can then balance that presence perfectly. Whether their personality is bold, understated or somewhere in between - these guidelines will help with your selection.
SHAPE & STYLE
Explore the many curves and edges of a well made headboard. Encourage your client to think outside the box, for a truly stunning piece. Is your project modern & minimal? Select a clean, unassuming profile and then add depth with a textured fabric.
SPEAKING OF FABRIC
The world of headboard fabric is vast! Make sure you consider your client's lifestyle when selecting a grade of fabric. Do they use their bed just for sleep, or is it a place of leisure and living? If it's the latter you will want to ensure the fabric can stand up to lots of wear & tear and, consider using a protective coating to guard against oils from hair to headboard contact.
COLOUR & TEXTURE
SO much fun! Pattern, solid, animal print? Mix a bold, vibrant colour with a reserved texture like linen. Match a neutral tone with a thick velvet, linen, wool or raw silk to make it stand out and get the attention it deserves.
Is your client short on storage? Consider a hydraulic lift, for easy lifting, in the base of the bed for custom storage that is out of sight.
At times, our vision or that of our client's can be hard to explain in words. Encourage your client to pick out a few images of what they like and want. We're not looking for a copy/paste solution but rather a way of visualizing the elements in a way that shortens the gap between selection and installation.